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Everything you need to plan your West Highland Way adventure

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Get ready to see Scotland's natural beauty up close on the West Highland Way.

Planning where to stay and visit as you tick off the West Highland Way this year? Here are some ideas to help you stay well rested and well fed during your adventure.

Where to stay and visit on the West Highland Way

Oak Tree Inn: Family-owned hotel in historic spot

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After a good night’s sleep at Oak Tree Inn, you’ll be ready to explore all that Loch Lomond has to offer.

The Oak Tree Inn stands under a 500 year old oak tree in the picturesque village of Balmaha on the banks of Loch Lomond. Although just a 45-minutes drive from Glasgow, you will feel like you are a million miles away in this stunning rural setting.

This family-owned hotel boasts an award-winning pub serving excellent Scottish food and drink; the perfect place to unwind after a leisurely Lochside walk.

In the adjoining St Mocha Coffee Shop and Ice Cream Parlour, you will find a wide array of delicious homemade ice cream, as well as Loch Lomond Coffee Co roasting fresh coffee.

There are numerous activities around the village to make your summer break special, including the ever-popular Conic Hill. The path sets off from Balmaha and the views from atop are truly world class.

Loch Lomond cruises depart regularly from Balmaha pier which allow you to enjoy the loch in all its splendour.

Or, perhaps you’ll prefer to jump on the ferry to Inchcailloch island and explore this unspoiled natural landscape described as the ‘jewel in the crown of Loch Lomond’.

With breakout spaces like no other, The Oak Tree Inn could also be the perfect destination for your next work meeting or event.

Embark on your next Lochside adventure to the Oak Tree Inn.

B&B Arrochoile: A home away from home

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Arrochoile is a comfortable and relaxing B&B.

Located at the start of Balmaha, on the shoulder of Loch Lomond, Arrochoile is the perfect place to start your West Highland Way adventure.

This family-run B&B offers comfortable accommodation, a relaxing lounge area and the hearty breakfast you need to fuel up for the day ahead.

So whether you’re walking around the loch, taking on the West Highland Way, tackling a nearby munro, a keen photographer, ready to enjoy the greatest of the outdoors, or even just looking for a romantic getaway, there’s no better place to explore and enjoy one of Scotland’s most picturesque and serene areas.

The rooms at B&B Arrochoile are meticulously maintained and contain everything you need for a perfect home-away-from-home experience. All rooms are en-suite and have free WiFi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Plan your next stay at B&B Arrochoile today.

Highland Transfers: Embark on an unforgettable journey on the West Highland Way

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Highland Transfers can book your accommodation and move your luggage from stop to stop.

Looking for an adventure that showcases the very best of Scotland’s natural beauty? Highland Transfers invites you to explore the iconic West Highland Way, a trail that weaves through mountains, iconic lochs and historic forests.

This is more than a walk—it’s a journey through the heart of the Highlands, and Highland Transfers is here to make it effortless and unforgettable.

Experience the magic of walking along the shores of Loch Lomond, marvel at the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor and stand in awe before the striking peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr. With Highland Transfers, you’ll witness these breathtaking sights and more.

The team at Highland Transfers will arrange your accommodations and transport your luggage from one stop to the next, allowing you to focus on the stunning scenery.

Imagine hiking freely with just your day pack, knowing your belongings will be waiting for you at your next cosy stop.

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or embarking on your first long-distance walk, the team offers tailored advice and support every step of the way. Book your adventure with Highland Transfers and let them take care of the details.

Your extraordinary Scottish adventure starts with Highland Transfers.

Turnip The Beet: Charming deli and shop offering local goodies

Turnip the Beet shop © Supplied by Various
Get stocked up on delicious produce to keep you going on the West Highland Way.

An exciting and unique deli offering delicious home cooked world cuisine, freshly made sandwiches and soup, brilliant freshly ground coffee, a fantastic range of baking, specially chosen beers, wines, spirits and much more.

​Browse the gift shop for beautiful handpicked gifts from independent makers or pop in for a coffee and a breakfast roll to start your day.

Drop by to rest your weary legs whilst walking the West Highland Way or after completing Dumgoyne Hill. It’s situated on mile eight of the West Highland Way, just outside of Killearn.

Pick up some delicious curries and wine to enjoy at home, or browse the other local options on offer.

Treat yourself to independently made treats and products at Turnip The Beet.

Beinglas Campsite: Must-visit camping near north Loch Lomond

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Beinglas Campsite caters to all your needs on site.

Beinglas offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in the North Loch Lomond area.

Located on the West Highland Way route, Beinglas is nestled between stunning mountains and offers breath-taking views of the Scottish countryside.

Beinglas caters to all your needs on site. There’s an excellent bar and restaurant – The Stagger Inn – which offers a cosy setting to eat, drink, socialise or recharge.

The on site shop is stocked with all essentials for West Highland Way walkers and for any camping trips. There’s also essential facilities such as shower and toilet blocks, and an equipped campers kitchen.

Beinglas Campsite is a key overnight stop on the West Highland Way or a must visit campsite for any trip in the Loch Lomond area.

Whatever your reason for your visit, the team at Beinglas Campsite can’t wait to welcome you!

Pack your bags and book your camping trip at Beinglas Campsite today.

The Lime Tree Hotel and The Silly Goose Restaurant: A charming hotel with excellent dining

Lime Tree Hotel and The Silly Goose Restaurant © SYSTEM
Enjoy a great night’s sleep and a delicious meal.

Originally constructed in 1850, this charming hotel began as a Manse for the former Fort William MacIntosh Church.

Over the years, the historic building has undergone meticulous renovations, culminating in a transformative expansion in 2006 resulting in not only comfortable and stylish accommodations but also an exquisite fine dining restaurant and two lovely self-catering apartments.

Nestled within its own gardens, The Lime Tree offers an ideal launchpad for exploring the picturesque coastline and majestic mountains of the Western Highlands or for resting and relaxing after walking the scenic and challenging West Highland Way.

The Silly Goose at the Lime Tree stands as Fort William’s premier fine dining establishment, showcasing the rich culinary heritage and sterling reputation that precedes it.

Guided by the visionary leadership of David and Kylie Hickman, who joined forces with The Lime Tree in 2022, the restaurant thrives on their extensive expertise and boundless creativity.

With an unwavering dedication to excellence, the team at the Lime Tree and The Silly Goose Restaurant pride themselves on presenting a menu that celebrates the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced locally, ensuring that each dish reflects the very essence of Scotland’s bountiful offerings.

Savour the very essence of Scotland at the Lime Tree Hotel and The Silly Goose Restaurant.